Linux & Windows 98SE dual boot... will defrag mess up linux partition?
Hi guys. I've got a Windows 98SE and Red Hat linux 9.0 dual boot. My linux partition isn't particularly large enough for my tastes so I usually just mount the WIn98 partition and use that to store most everything. I just uninstalled alot of things I wasn't going to be needing anymore for windows (seeing as I'm just about through with using windows altogether now), so I was thinking a defrag is in order for the Win98 partition. Then I started wondering if it would be safe to do so with this relatively new setup . I know that linux is stored on a different partition than windows, but windows doesn't recognize it at all. So as windows is doing the defrag, I was thinking it might read this partition as a corrupt area of the HDD. My question is:
If I run defrag in windows, will it mess with the linux partition? and if so, would it cause any problems with linux?
Last edited by herrtool; 10-31-2003 at 06:23 AM.